What is a 30-Day Secular Media Fast?

What if the noise of godless media is drowning out the voice of God? Not all media is bad... but maybe the distraction away from God is making harder to hear and see God at work.

This is a journey of a group of high school students who have committed to take 30 days to focus on God through God-centered media. This includes TV, movies, books, magazines, smart phone apps, and many social media outlets.

Here, you can follow their stories, their lives, and their challenges. Feel free to leave comments and encouragement.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

4 more days

Four more days left and I can't wait to watch the movie Gods Not Dead. It's about the professor who tell his students there is no God and one student confronts him and has to prove the God is Not dead.... CANT WAIT!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tag, You're It

Hello everybody! The media fast has been going great, and I'm determined to finish strong. It definitely has been hard, especially Thursday when Divergent came out....
     Reading Dangerous Wonder by Mike Yaconelli has totally helped this month. Never before have I looked at life that way-- having the faith of a child, to live with Daring Playfulness, Irresponsible Passion, and Na├»ve Grace. I had always thought of being Christian as being kind to others, helping them, and being Jesus to them. But of course, there are many people who don't think of Jesus as playful, exactly.... Ive been really experimenting this month about ways I can be more playful and have a more passionate faith than I ever have before, a faith that will make me want to get up and DO SOMETHING.
     I'm really glad Matt started that game of tag the group did. When before we would pass each other in the hallways at school, now we're waiting for them at their locker, hiding, so we can lunge at them and scream, "TAG, YOURE IT!" (Even if the game really just stayed at El Camino...). I think it gave us more of an idea of that playfulness-- I'm sure Jesus did things like that with his disciples all the time. Whoever said Christians are boring and joy-killers? We can prove them wrong with a playfulness and passion inside our hearts, so we can TRUELY be Jesus to them.
     Although, that game of tag definitely got me thinking over the week. If we were to play tag with Jesus, how would that go? I don't think that's a question we have to think hard about, because we already do play tag with Jesus. Maybe Jesus is always It, and he always chases after us, to tag us, to be with us, but we just continue to run away from him anytime he gets too close. How did it feel when your best friend ran away from you because you were It?
     And then when we are It, we reach to tag Jesus, but he's impossible to find. We look everywhere for him, and suddenly the game has become stressful, awful, dark and foreboding, stuck in something we cant get out of. It gets old fast. But we don't realize Jesus is right in front of us, holding our hand, telling us he's there, but we've become deaf, blind, unable to see what's right there. Sometimes he has to slap us in the face to get us to tag him.
     Maybe it's just best not to play tag with Jesus at all.... :P

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Almost Over

The month of March has gone by much faster than i thought it would. I have been so busy with school, church, extracurriculars, and softball. I have been meaning to post on this a lot more than i have (which is none)
I have been spending any freetime i have doing homework or reading christian novels. This years media fast hasnt actually been a challenge for me, probably because I havent even had time to think about media at all. In the car i will play Christian music which really puts me in a spirit of worship, which helps me have a better day and a positive mind.
I would just like to thank every single person that has been sponsoring me and praying for me this month. It is sooo appreciated, and i am so excited to go on the Missions trip because of you guys..
God has reallly opened up my mind this month and i have been looking at things maybe a little differently than i usually would. Im ready for this month to be over though!
Thanks again
Megan Whitney

Exitement!

I am so excited to look back on how far I've gotten and how fun the media fast actually is when you look at it the right way.  I've replaced the time that I would usually play video games and watch tv to help out around the house more, and to read books more.  I read books by a really good christian author named Ted DeKKer, who writes mainly suspense/fantasy books.  I also just started reading the books by Paul such as Romans, 1Corinthians and 2 Corinthians, etc.  It feels a little bit like a different lifestyle without my video games, and I realize just how addicted I was to my video games.  I also finally got to meet one of my sponsors today.  It was nice to talk to him face to face instead of always on the phone. I think it might be harder this week because of the exitement.